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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions March 26, 2020 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Coronavirus shuts down ACCC cross-examinations in landmark ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2020 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

For the lawyers conducting the committal hearings in the criminal cartel case over ANZ’s $2.5 billion equity raising, the Sydney Downing Centre courtroom was already […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to quash criminal charges over resort villa takeover
Corporate March 19, 2020 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his appeals court fight to shut down criminal proceedings alleging his resort company breached takeover laws, with three judges saying […]

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Debt collector Panthera Finance must pay $500,000 for harassing consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection March 16, 2020 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s second largest debt recovery agency has been ordered to pay $500,000 after the company admitted breaching Australia’s consumer laws by unduly harassing and misleading […]

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Facebook taken to court by privacy watchdog alleging ‘systemic failures’
Privacy & Cybersecurity March 9, 2020 8:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook has been hit with regulatory action by the Privacy Commissioner alleging the social media giant exposed the personal information of over 300,000 Australian users […]

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ACCC says court must shut down Garuda appeal for ‘deliberate and willful’ $19M fine dodge
Competition & Consumer Protection March 2, 2020 10:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has asked for an interim stay of an appeal by Indonesian airline Garuda, which has yet to pay a $19 million penalty for […]

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No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection February 24, 2020 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of […]

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No duty of care owed to Centrelink recipients, gov’t says in Robodebt class action defence
Class Actions February 18, 2020 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Defending against a $300 million class action brought by Centrelink recipients over its Robodebt scheme, the Federal Government has told a court it did not […]

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NAB’s ‘grossly deficient’ systems prompted ASIC’s second fees-for-no-service case, court hears
Financial Services February 18, 2020 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank’s “grossly deficient” systems and failure to swiftly bring its processes into compliance prompted ASIC to launch its second fees-for-no-service case against the […]

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Search warrant authorising AFP raid on ABC valid, court rules
Media February 17, 2020 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has lost its challenge to an Australian Federal Police search warrant authorising a raid on the broadcaster’s Sydney headquarters last year. […]

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